J-10 Thread III (Closed to posting)

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  1. thunderchief
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    Maybe I didn't make myself clear, I said it is highly unlikely that WS-10B is not compatible with serial J-10, not that it is incompatible ;)
     
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    Upppss ... then sorry but anyway nicer that we share the same opinion !
     
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    There are couple of things you have to remember:
    1. 554 is a prototype, as such it can receive changes that are cost prohibited to any production aircraft.
    2. A smaller object can always be fitted into a larger hole, but a smaller hole can't receive a larger object.
    3. Air intake and engine work in unison. Mismatched intake and engine cause problems, which costed SAC dearly when they first fitted WS-10 onto Flankers.
    4. Changing the type of engines on one Flanker out of hundreds out there is hardly a convincing argument that AL-31FN and WS-10B are interchangeable on the J-10.
     
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    Happy Chinese New Year!

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    the plane look much better that the j10a. it wil be a huge improvement in china air capability in the region. against japan, Taiwan, and the such
     
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    Yes...hehehe:

     
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    So how many J-10Bs of this 1st batch? and who is going to get them?
     
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    Hey, that's the million $$ question I would have to be answered since weeks !

    As far as I know up to number 1-48 has been spotted - as such 48 aircraft in batch 01 - and following the few blurred images available, the first unit to get the J-10Bs is the 170. Brigade within the FTTC (due to mots likely 78x1x - serials) and a second batch of J-10Bs were ready to be delivered to a true operational unit. This however is still unknown even if Huitong claims this to be the 4. AR / 2. AD due to maybe 10x3x - serials ... however I'm a bit skeptical and this very blurred "3" could also be an "8" making the 7. AD also possible.

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